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Words App review: Get your Internet reading list under control

Words App collects your RSS feeds and read-it-now content in one UI.

Taskdeck review: For when reminders matter

Taskdeck is a good personal task list for anyone working on multiple projects.

Collective review: Make the most of cut-and-paste in OS X

Cut-and-paste is better than ever when you use Collective.

nvALT review: Makes writing and finding plain-text notes simple

nvALT is a text-editing standout, thanks to its search and organization features.

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EditMinion review: Improve your writing's style and grammar with this Web tool

Cut, paste, cringe. Edit Minion presents your writing errors and infelicities to you so that you can fix them.

Horus News Reader review: RSS reader with graphical pizazz

Why settle for an ordinary RSS reader when you can use a good-looking one like Horus?

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After the Deadline review: Every writer needs an editor, and this one works for free

Free add-on After the Deadline works in Chrome, Firefox, OpenOffice, or Wordpress to make your words sing.

EasyEnvelopes review: When you absolutely, positively have to use snail mail

Save yourself from the headaches of printing on envelopes with EasyEnvelopes.

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Write or Die review: Write, or be punished for your crimes

It's easy for aspiring writers to give up simply because there's no pressure to write. Write or Die goads you towards literary succees by displaying obnoxious stimuli when you fail to meet your goals.

Scenario review: Get more out of AppleScript

Scenario allows for scripts to run when system events occur.

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Review: AwayFind lets eagerly anticipated emails find you

AwayFind notifies you via voice, text, or push notification when you receive important email messages. It's easy to use and works well, but it can't anticipate email's surprises.

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TicToc review: A tracker for when time is money

TicToc is a time-tracking Mac app with the ability to export its results.

Mac Gems: TaskAgent lets you sync and edit lists using Dropbox

TaskAgent is an inexpensive and easy-to-use list and task manager that syncs (using Dropbox) with matching iOS apps.